In Poker by Stigespillerne the following question is asked: What happens when something is occurring in a place where one did not expect anything in particular to happen?
In Poker by Stigespillerne it happens, for instance, that a person goes to the bathroom on the second floor of Kvarteret – to find that the stalls have no doors. What one can do is writing a burning letter to a newspaper editor. Or to put up a table, a stool, a chair and then play poker in one of the stalls.
With this as the starting point Stigespillerne decided to play the performance Poker in the art arrangement of Ars Nova in Kvarteret October 7 2002. The script was improvised during the performance in which the cards and the reactions from the audience decided the turn of events.
|October 7, 2002 – Det Akademiske Kvarter||– Worldwide premiere|
"- Some people would call it performance. We call it theatre for the lazy. But it is art, because art is true, and this is true. I sit in a public toilet, literally. And my friends sit on chairs directly across the toilet bowl. And we play poker. All the evening we play poker. Lazy man’s theatre. Performance. Art."
Finn Bjørn Tønder, Bergens Tidende October 8 2002